Friday, August 12, 2022

Bulk Carrier Operator, Chief Engineer Caught Dumping Oily Bilge Water at Sea

Despite several successful cases brought by the United States against vessel operators and crew, oily bilge water continues to be illegally dumped at sea. In

August 12, 2022
Total Views: 8538

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Greek Ship Owner and Operator Plead Guilty to Environmental and Safety Crimes in U.S.

The Greek owner and operator of a bulk carrier are facing a criminal penalty of $1 million each after pleading guilty in U.S. federal court on Tuesday to

May 25, 2022
Total Views: 3353

Monday, May 23, 2022

Bulk Carrier Chief Engineer Pleads Guilty to Ilegal Discharges, Cover-Up

The Chief Engineer of a foreign flagged bulk carrier has pleaded guilty in U.S. court to two felony counts for deliberately discharging oil-contaminated bilge

May 23, 2022
Total Views: 9413

Friday, March 5, 2021

Bulk Carrier Busted for Dumping Garbage at Great Barrier Reef

Australia has fined the chief officer and operator of a Liberian-flagged bulk carrier for dumping garbage into the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. An

March 5, 2021
Total Views: 8682

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Singapore Shipping Company Fined $12 Million Over Illegal Oily Water Discharges

Singaporean shipping company Pacific Carriers Limited has been fined $12 million in U.S. federal court after pleading guilty to concealing illegal discharges

December 2, 2020
Total Views: 4768

Monday, May 6, 2019
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Maritime News

Greek Shipping Companies to Pay $4 Million Fine for Illegal Discharges in Texas

Both the vessel Master and operator company previously admitted to lying to U.S. Coast Guard investigators. Two Greek shipping companies have

May 6, 2019
Total Views: 118

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Maritime News

Shipping Company to Pay $1 Million Over Illegal Dumping in Great Lakes

A German shipping company has plead guilty and will pay $1 million for covering up illegal dumping of oily waste water from one of its vessels into the Great

July 6, 2016
Total Views: 30

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

South Korean Shipping Company Fined $950,000 in Hawaii Over Illegal Discharges

A a federal judge in Hawaii has sentenced a South Korean shipping company to pay a total of $950,000 for its failure to maintain an accurate oil record

April 6, 2016
Total Views: 23

Monday, November 17, 2014

Car Carrier Chief Engineer Pleads Guilty in ‘Magic Pipe’ Case

The chief engineer of a NYK Line car carrier has pleaded guilty in federal court in Baltimore, Maryland, to obstruction of justice and violating the Act to

November 17, 2014
Total Views: 30

Friday, January 11, 2013
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New Zealand Fishing Company Fined $2.4 Million, Chief Engineer Jailed for Environmental Crimes

WASHINGTON – A New Zealand fishing company that owned and operated the tuna fishing vessel San Nikunau, and a former chief engineer on the ship, were

January 11, 2013
Total Views: 43

Friday, June 22, 2012

Bilge Dump CSI: AIS Helps ID Vessel Responsible for Oil Slick Off Angola

On April 6th, satellite-image-monitoring-environmental group SkyTruth identified a 92-mile slick off Congo and Angola captured in the above photo that was

June 22, 2012
Total Views: 52

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

U.S. Charges New Zealand Fishing Company Alleging Environmental Crimes and Obstruction of Justice

A New Zealand fishing company has been charged by the U.S. Department of Justice for violating environmental laws and obstruction of justice.  The case is the

December 7, 2011
Total Views: 11

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Puerto Rican shipping company fined in pollution cover-up case

Puerto Rican-based Epps Shipping Company was sentenced today in federal court to pay a $700,000 fine for violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships

August 18, 2011
Total Views: 9

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Greek ship operator pleads guilty in Texas spill case

Company Has Agreed to Pay $900,000 Monetary Penalty (WASHINGTON) — A ship management company headquartered in Greece that operated a 29,414 – ton

June 9, 2011
Total Views: 6

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Chief Engineer Convicted in Pollution Case

In the latest criminal proceedings related to Marine Pollution and the use of “Magic Pipes” the Chief Engineer aboard an American-flagged

October 18, 2007
Total Views: 16